cast (one's) net wider

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cast (one's) net wider

To broaden one's search or criteria for something, thus giving oneself more options. A: "I don't know why John has only applied to Ivy League schools when he only has average grades." B: "I know, I've told him to cast his net wider."
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cast your net wider

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cast the net wider

COMMON If you cast your net wider or cast the net wider, you include a larger number of people or things, especially when considering or choosing someone or something. The easiest way to find members is through friends of friends but if you want to cast the net wider, put an ad in your local bookshop. We will cast the net wider to look at other factors too. Note: You can also say that you cast your net wide, meaning that you include a large number of people or things. Clarke, as director of training, decided to cast the net wide in the search for the best candidates. England's selectors have been careful to cast their net wide to prepare for the World Cup. Note: The verb spread is sometimes used instead of cast. Ferguson advised him to spread the net wide in his search for players. Police had searched the local area and found nothing so they were spreading their net wider.
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Manufacturers, therefore, need to cast their net wider to bring in multiskilled employees who possess technical competence, but can also handle customers, suppliers and other actors in the business value chain.
England's selectors must therefore cast their net wider to work out who will be their back-up seamers at the Gabba and beyond.
If the internet forced them to adapt to new ways to reach customers, the high street collaboration model has helped them cast their net wider and earn new fans.
This is of course considering that they cast their net wider into all available and suitable job positions out there--private or public sector.
Parry said: "We have already recognised that it is getting harder and harder for youth departments at all levels to take young players up because over the last few years, Premier League clubs have cast their net wider and wider.
Liverpool's moguls, advised by legendary former player and boss Kenny Dalglish, are believed to have cast their net wider to include Martin O'Neill of Aston Villa and Italy's World Cup winning boss Marcello Lippi.
But the former Hibernian manager - who has already expressed his own interest in the Scotland job - admits an ability to communicate effectively with the players is crucial if Hampden office-bearers do decide to cast their net wider.
But the former Hibernian manager - who has already expressed his own interest in the Scotland job - admits an ability to communicate effectively with the players is crucial if Hampden officebearers do decide to cast their net wider. "You look for the best manager for the job," said Collins (pictured).
Some organisations are happy to cast their net wider and absorb certain suppliers and maybe even customers.
They have been active in Europe for years, but are only now starting to cast their net wider. DAL is the only other chapter in all of the Middle East and Africa, aside from South Africa.
With that in mind Rush's return to a club where he proved the most predatory of strikers shows the Anfield backroom staff are prepared to cast their net wider, as required.
Longford will now have to cast their net wider to bring in the right man to replace Kenny, who transformed the club's fortunes over four seasons.
Not content with scouring Sheffield, Middlesbrough, Chesterfield and Crewe, Villa cast their net wider this summer.
Whether the club will be prepared to agree to those terms or opt to cast their net wider to recruit a younger stopper remains to be seen.
The option of home working also means that businesses can cast their net wider when recruiting staff and ensure it employs only the best.